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Anesthesia Errors Can be Deadly

Denver Medical Malpractice AttorneyHealth care professionals are required to provide medical treatment that falls within accepted and approved medical standards. When an anesthesia error is made by a Denver medical professional that results in injury or death, the health care provider may be held accountable for medical malpractice. Unfortunately, medical malpractice claims can be difficult and complicated. As such, it is important to discuss your legal options with an experienced Denver medical malpractice lawyer immediately. Time is of the essence; so don’t delay. In the State of Colorado, you only have 2 years from the date of the injury to file a claim. Anesthesia Medical Malpractice: Anesthesiologists, anesthetists, surgeons, medical staff, surgical nurses, as well as their support staff may make anesthesia errors. Additionally, any medical professional who administers or monitors anesthesia may commit an error that harms or kills the patient. Anesthesia errors or complications may occur prior to, during, or after surgery. These types of errors include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Dosage errors
  • Incorrect anesthesia
  • Administering medication that creates a harmful reaction in combination with the anesthesia
  • Failure to thoroughly examine the patient’s medical history
  • Administering insufficient amounts of anesthesia resulting in the patient experiencing the surgery but being unable to communicate this
Complications Caused by Anesthesia: Anesthesia complications are primarily caused by human error. Complications may include:
  • Heart failure
  • Stroke
  • Brain trauma
  • Collapsed lung
  • Infection
  • Organ trauma, organ dysfunction
  • Permanent disability
Wrongful Death Lawsuit If your spouse, child, parent or sibling lost their life in an anesthesia-related incident, you may pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. Damages may include funeral expenses, medical costs, lifetime projected lost income of the deceased, and more. Compensatory Damages for Anesthesia Errors: If you were injured by anesthesia errors or complications, you may seek monetary compensation for pain and suffering, past and future medical expenses, loss of income, projected costs of long term care, loss of consortium and other losses. Your personal injury attorney in Denver, Colorado will discuss your case with you and together you can review your options. Contact an Aurora and Denver Medical Malpractice Attorney If you or someone you love has been injured by an anesthesia error, it is important to seek out a lawyer who will advocate for your health and legal interests. At the law offices of John R. Fuller, P.C., we fight aggressively for our injured medical clients. Contact our Denver medical malpractice attorneys for a free initial consultation to learn how we can help. Call us at 303-597-4500. We’re available 24/7 by phone, fax and e-mail.